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CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 11:45am EDT
of the usda seeing exactly how the discriminatory policies, what they are on the ground, seeing farmers having land foreclosed upon and knowing that there was a mean spiritedness the way they foreclosed on their land. tell us a little bit about that. >> you know, one of the things i had to do, and i was determined, and i was determined that everyone who worked with me did that. we -- i made sure we learned those regulations better than the folks working in those offices so you would know when they were doing something or saying something wrong. you could know when you were -- anyone who ever had to deal with discrimination know when that happens, but to know exactly what that person is doing to you that's wrong is what i wanted us to -- and i needed to be able to do that to challenge them. i could remember a farmer called me -- he had been -- he received a letter to come into the local office, which was about 60 miles away. he asked if i would come to go to the office with him, and with his wife, and i said yes. i drove down to the office that morning. we went into the office with the county s
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
lunches need to be. host: this is what the usda gives for each launch served. the federal government reimburses $2.86. a reduced price lunches, $2.46. those who pay for the launch, the government reimburses 27 cents. does the school dictate what is served for lunch? guest: the actual decisions about what to serve happen at the local school district level. the usda says how much nutrition needs to be in the launch. what types of foods need to be there and the nutrients provided. beyond that, it is absolutely a local decision. host: the government reimburses only to a certain amount. after that, you have to pay for it on your own? guest: the have to be with children's family and come and how ever many qualify, that is how the school gets reimbursed. this year, as a medium dated nutrition standards, they get a little bit more money. they get 6 cents more to help compensate for additional costs. host: because healthier food costs more? guest: potentially, yes. there may be a little bit higher costs and thus more money associated. host: look at the requirements. increases in whole grain-r
Comedy Central
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in your old pal remmy counting out in the dumpster. because you gave him your lunch. so the usda which has been setting guidelines for subsidized school lunch force the past, oh, i don't know, 70 years, has, i'm trying to curb what everybody agree says childhood obesity problem changed the last year's school lunch men fru cheese pizza, canned pie nap app-- ian apple, tater tots into whole wheat cheez pizzar, applesauce and low fat milk. oooh. why is this news? >> new guidelines thanks to michelle obama, michelle obama school lunch calorie limits. >> michelle obama nutritional school lunches. >> jon: oh, man, oh, right, that's right. because this isn't really about food or kids. it's about big government uber thanny michelle obama who if she said we feed clean air half the country would demand gills because freedom! listen the complaint. >> the usda shouldn't be deciding how many calories we take or how many calories we expend during the day. at some point it personal responsibility, i'm talking about. >> jon: this is america, jack. just because uncle sam is buying me lunch doesn't mean he
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 11:35pm PDT
's ab's jim avila. >> reporter: it's a noble effort but an abc news investigation shows the usda's new school lunch guidelines are not going down so well with many kids cross the country. america's public school students protesting the new federal war on child obesity with guidelines promoting smaller portions, fewer calories, less meat or cheese, more fruits and vegetables all aimed to curb obesity. some protests hit the internet in dramatic fashion. like this lunchtime revolt. ♪ my friends are at the corner store ♪ >> reporter: students at this kansas high school creating a viral video promoting the viral videos in their cafeteria. ♪ we are hungry >> reporter: the new rules limit elementary schoolers to 650 calories, 700 for middle schoolers and 850 for high schoolers. >> it's a different mix how you get to the calorie. based on the science, a more nutritious mix. >> reporter: based on the science. is increase in plate waste. the only known study under the new guidelines contains a startling statistic. kids are throwing away twice as much food as last year. >> just plop the veg
CBS
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
-down, the fruits and vegetables she might want to buy organic and conventional ones usda's as our client julie watts on how you can stretch your paycheck and the produce aisle >>> she is proud of her produce >>> we are pesticide free >>> and pricey, these organic apples twice scored twice what conventional apples cost in the supermarket >>> we are concerned about apples they have this particular high load of pesticides >>> scientist rene char says apples and celery and bell peppers are the dirtiest of the so-called dirty doesn't produce with the highest levels of pesticides in some cases 15 different kinds >>> even after washing is still see the residue on the produce >>> was some fruits and vegetables always worth buying organic >>> these are known as the clean 15, fruits and veggies that according to usda contain little or no pesticide residue >>> typically are those fruits and vegetables she might peel before eating >>> include pineapple cantaloupe watermelon onions and asparagus' peas and corn. she advises one by conventionally grown always pick produce grown in the u.s. >>> well now lot o
ABC
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >> we haven't received a shipment from usda attempts since july so we are experiencing a great shortage that our clients are feeling. >> normally they would have about 1 million pounds of usda food on the shelves. now they are down to about half of that. it's the same story at the food barge of contra costa and salano that relies heavily on the usda delivery. it's not clear if it is diverted or not available due to the drought in the midwest. the usda has yet to give us those answers. but the reality is coming just as the command for food in those counties remains extremely high. >> to more families find themselves turning to the food bank these days and we're a lifeline to them. so the need in alameda county is growing. we are serves one in six alameda county residents, the majority of which are children. >> to try to offset the shortage, both east bay food banks are appealing to the public, asking for them to organize their own food drives. and make monetary donations. >> we can turn every dollar that is donated into four dollars worth of food that we can distribute. we will come down
ABC
Sep 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
from usda attempts -- items since the end of july so we are experiencing a great shortage that our clients are feeling. >> normally they would have about 1 million pounds of usda food on the shelves. now they are down to about half of that. it's the same story at the food bank of contra costa and solano that also relies heavily on the usda delivery. it's not clear if it is diverted or not available due to the drought in the midwest. the usda has yet to give us those answers. but the reality is coming just as the demand for food in those counties remains extremely high. >> more families find themselves turning to the food bank these days and we're a lifeline to them. so the need in alameda county is growing. we are serving one in six alameda county residents, the majority of which are children. >> to try to offset the shortage, both east bay food banks are appealing to the public, asking for them to organize their own food drives. and make monetary donations. >> we can turn every dollar that is donated into four dollars worth of food that we can distribute. we will come down here an
FOX Business
Sep 4, 2012 12:00am EDT
labor day party, why not have a food stamp party? the usda offers following advice for local offices to help boost enrollment. throw a great party, they say. host special events where people mix and mingle. make it fun by having activities, game, food, entertainment, the list goes on and on. under president obama enrollment in the food stamp program has tripled but in this interview democratic strategist jehmu green said the goal is 1 one00% participation. she came on to disagree with me. >> we want 100% participation for low income family, military families, children with seniors. melissa: how do you know -- >> the stats prove we're not there. the congressional budget office, the national science institute, everyone who looks at program. 're at around 72%. roo reality is we are the richest nation in the world. we can not have children going hungry. children will --. melissa: can't have children going hungry you're abs absolutely right but getting to the point we have more people in the cart than pulling the cart. encouraging more people to get food stamps we'll run out of money. >>
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm EDT
: consumer reports finding products with usda or organic on the label. that means it's 95% plant based. >>> coming up at 6:00, the ravens will be holding a pregame ceremony for the widow of a ravens. and local schools were encouraged to go orange to back the birds. the lucky kids who won and got a vest from some of the favorite orioles today. those stories and more all new at 6:00. here's a look at what's coming up at 6:30. >> did you take it? >> no, sir. >> see what as. the full exclusive tonight with diane sawyer. you. we know you. we know you have to rise early... and work late, with not enough sleep in between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit, like, right now. and how things aren't... just about you anymore. introducing the all-new, smart-sensing... honda accord. it starts with you. and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals
CNN
Sep 1, 2012 1:30pm PDT
with a creative solution. healthy and affordable food, a 2009 report from the usda found that all around the country at least 23 million americans simply can't get it. they live in areas designated by the usda as food deserts. that's a place where the poverty rate is at least 20% and no grocery store is nearby. i'm standing in one of these food deserts. as you might imagine it is hard for people who live here to find any fresh produce or fruits or vegetables. we did a little investigating and found behind this church a truck like this one, a fresh mobile farmer's market. they give away produce for free and also do something else here. mimi chester manages this program called the fulton county mobile farmer's market. >> i try to explain it like this. if you are a mother having to take the bus to the grocery store and you have two children, how many bags of vegetables can you carry or how many bags can you carry? because you have to hold the children's hands. >> as a result people just don't buy it? >> well, it is easier to go buy fast food. >> just having the truck isn't enough for people
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
this out for the viewers. this is what the usda give schools for each school lunch served. if it's a free lunch the federal gorman treen versus $2.86. reduced price lunches the federal government, $2.46 and the federal government reimburses the school 27 cents. does the school dictate what is served for lunch or is it the federal government? >> it depends on what it serves for once that happens at the local level. the usda says how much nutrition needs to be in that lunch. they take in nutrients that need to be provided. this is only a certain amount. after that we have to play for it on their own. estimate it has to do with children's families in come qualifying and however many qualify for the free and reduced lunch that is how many will get reimbursed and they meet the updated mission standards and get a little more money than the amount to mention a get six additional sense to help compensate for additional costs of the higher standard meals because the whole food costs more as they bring in more fruits and vegetables than maybe a little bit higher cost and there's a little bit more m
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. they say they're just not getting enough to eat. ♪ we are hungry >> reporter: their complaint new usda school lunch guidelines, rolled out this fall, limiting calories to fight the obesity epidemic among america's youth. the new nutritionist recommended rules restrict elementary schoolers to 650 calorie, 700 for middle school and 850 for high school. today you may find pizza, chicken nuggets and french fries but not every day. you now half of each place must be filled with vegetables and fruit plus milk and fruit smoothie on every tray. in some schools the amount of food thrown out is shocking. >> reporter: this month we visited a school in suburban chicago, where high schoolers analyzed their lunch. shocked to find 46 boxes of pears. >> they're all unopened. >> reporter: the week before, all 111 vegetable containers served were thrown away. >> schools tell us they've seen the 50% of increase in lunch in dash. >> too healthy almost. >> reporter: the usda says the new menus are working in some schools and rules are long overdue. >> this is about our children and health of our children a
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm PDT
is high. there is laur athan krony live tochl plain why usda isn't sending food. >> there is not any good answers officials think it has to do with drought in the mid west and the bottom line this bad food bank and another hasn't receive anything since mid july. >> there is the food bank had to go without deliveries of crucial items. and the reason u.s. department of agriculture hasn't delivered surplus to oakland for two months. >> there is no shipment since end of july. >> the food bank would normally have a million pounds of usda food on shelves and now, they're down to about half of that. and this is a same story in food bank of contra costa and solano. it's not clear if food is being diverted or just not available due to drought in the mid west. there is reality just as demand for food remains high. >> families find themselves turning to the food bank. >> so this is need growing and the majority of which children. >> both are asking to organize a food drive and make donations. >> we can turn every dollar that is given into $4 worth of food. we can help out and lend a voice. and there
SFGTV2
Sep 3, 2012 6:37am PDT
: the usda asked that i go to herminie and provide an independent evaluation of the problems to determine if it was severe enough to warrant funding. i've worked in a lot of communities in pennsylvania, i've seen a lot of things that were pretty startling, however, the trip to herminie absolutely, um... astounded me. i wrote a letter to usda, saying that it was the worst thing i'd ever seen in pennsylvania and that if they could award funding, that they do so. and they did. they did. over $15 million, grant and loan, for that project. mcmillen: and it took years to get funding. what kept this project going was the steadfastness of the community -- they knew they needed sewage, and they just kept plugging along till we got through every issue that came up. the project will consist of 44 miles of line that we're going to put in, and a treatment plant. it will permanently eliminate the problem, the health hazards. i anticipate a definite regrowth in herminie, and it will be a good thing for everybody. zdravecky: maybe it won't help me too much because i'm an old lady, but whoever comes along
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 7:30pm EDT
with the discrimination the black farmers are facing. you're on the other end of the usda. you're seeing how the discriminate story policies what they are on the ground. seeing have their land foreclosed upon. there was a mean spiritednd about the way they were foreclosed on their land tell us about that. >> one of the things i had to do, i was determined and determined that everyone who worked with me did that, we -- i made sure we learned those regulations better than the folks they had working in the offices. so that you would know when they were doing something or saying something wrong. you knew. you could know when you were anyone who ever had to deal with discrimination, know when it happens but to know exactly what that person is doing to you that's wrong was what i wanted us. i needed to be able to do that to challenge that. i can remember a farmer called me, he had received a letter to come in to the local office, which ask about sixty miles away. he asked me if i could come to go to the office with him, and with his wife, and i said yes. i drove down to that office that morning, w
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and it sets the floor for what the lunches need to be. host: this is what the usda gives for each launch served. the federal government reimburses $2.86. a reduced price lunches, $2.46. those who pay for the launch, the government reimburses 27 cents. does the school dictate what is served for lunch? guest: the actual decisions about what to serve happen at the local school district level. the usda says how much nutrition needs to be in the launch. what types of foods need to be there and the nutrients provided. beyond that, it is absolutely a local decision. host: the government reimburses only to a certain amount. after that, you have to pay for it on your own? guest: the have to be with children's family and come and how ever many qualify, that is how the school gets reimbursed. this year, as a medium dated nutrition standards, they get a little bit more money. they get 6 cents more to help compensate for additional costs. host: because healthier food costs more? guest: potentially, yes. there may be a little bit higher costs and thus more money associated. host: look at the requireme
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and dealing with the discrimination so you you were on the other and of the usda and you are seeing exactly how the discriminatory policies what they are in the ground, having the land foreclosed upon have knowing there is a mean-spiritedness about the way they were foreclosed on their land. tell us about that. >> one of the things i had to do, and i was determined that everyone who worked with me did that. i made sure we learned those regulations better than the folks they had working in those offices so that you would know when they were doing something or are saying something wrong. you would know when you were in one that has ever had to deal with discrimination, to know exactly what that person is doing to you is wrong plus i wanted and i needed to be able to do that. i can remember a farmer called me -- he received a letter to come in to the local office, which is about 60 miles away. he asked me if i would come to that office with him with his wife, and i said yes so i drove down to that office that morning. we went into the office with the account supervisor and he started telling t
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 8:00pm EDT
and the of the potential to work with to set the standards and the usda has a sample meal menus. >> jessica is the project for the healthful food project from the web site calfee school food board for more information. thanks for talking to the viewers. joining us this week on the communicators as representative joe barton a republican from texas, former chairman of the energy and commerce committee and currently the co-chair of the congressional privacy caucus. representative barton command a few days and then the lame-duck sessions of the 112 congress, do you foresee any action on the issues of privacy? >> being handled? >> i've asked the chairman of the commerce committee to consider moving the do not track kids online privacy bill the congressman markey and i have introduced. i don't have a commitment from him to do that, but that bill is a possible, especially in the lame-duck. in the regular session we are probably not bring to have that more legislative days. succumb if we have one bill, though that would -- that is the one that i've asked the chairman to consider. >> would you like to see more com
ABC
Sep 3, 2012 11:35pm PDT
anymore anywhere else on earth. recent usda studies suggest that our devotion to t bones and pork chops is waning as more americans opt to put away the steak knife. we linked up with a meat-loving chef to see if he could kick the habit. >> for angelo sosa, every day he has to keep energized. >> my days are intense. my mind has to be working at a fast rate. >> i have this mon golian lam, picking it up by the chop and massacring it. >> reporter: today 30% of americans are eating less meat. concerns over the environment and higher prices have led to meatless monday and a 12% drop in consumption. dialing back the meat and amping up the vegetable, fruits and whole grains. >> i don't need to be weighed down, i don't need more fat in my system. >> reporter: the first day, he ate at this asian restaurant, a caesar salad with chicken. >> you're getting the lettuce which is refreshing and makes you feel good. >> reporter: the manager brings by the virgin ploody mary being tested. but he wants to add something more carnivorous to it. >> i could totally imagine smoked lam or a nice oyster. pork bel
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
thrown away. the usda says it's working in some schools. >>> the army has ordered a standdown day to focus on suicide prevention training. the army recorded 116 suicides among active-duty soldiers. >>> and fans are remembering entertaining andy williams this morning. the "moon river" singer died at his home in missouri. among those paying tributes, donny osmond. osmond sang "moon river" during his show in las vegas last night. >> talk about one of the great voices. back when people could sing. what a voice. >>> time, now, for some action from the big leagues. highlights, now, from espn news. >> randy scott here with your "sportscenter" update. the best pennant race in baseball is in the american league central. it's the tigers and white sox. they came into wednesday tied atop of the division. tigers, looking to take care of business. against the royals. serving one up to jeff fron cowh francoeur. abeale la, off of jeremy guthrie, who has been better coming to the royals from the rockies. but returning to old form there. tigers cut it to 4-3. austin jackson, mr. jackson, if you're
KICU
Sep 13, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >>> a random at the time by the usda found salmonella contamination in a single sample of melons. they were sold between august 27 and september 10 in california. public health officials say so far there are no reports of any illnesses. >>> a san francisco parking lot is going to become a green space. the city says it plans to convert the current 200-car lot to a city park next to new housing. plans for the space include native plants, an amphitheater and a community garden. the city even plans to capture rainwater for irrigation. construction is set to begin in the fall of 2013 and be complete by the end of 2014. >>> san francisco schools today kicked off a two-day summit to tackle the issue of bullying. as david stevenson reports, a high profile film played a key role in starting today's discussion. >> reporter: 3,000 san francisco middle and high school students took a break from class to talk about bullying. >> i've gotten bullied in sixth grade. i felt abandoned, because no one would help me out. >> you say these people are my friends. what friends do i have? >> reporter: the school di
MSNBC
Sep 15, 2012 7:00am PDT
. at that time, she was the usdas georgia state director for world development and the latest target of andrew breitbart's attacks. he pushed out a decent tiff portion of her speech at the naacp story. including this part. >> so many black people have not seen farmland and here i was faced with having to help a white person save their land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. >> if you didn't know any better or bother to listen to the entire address, she appears to be promoting a discriminatory agenda. it was taken out of con text and edited in a way to misrepresent the message. far too many people who should have known better and should have taken the time to listen to her entire speech turned on her. the administration hastily re p repudiated her and the naacp issued a statement that it was a shame. july 2010 should not have been the first time that you or the administration or the naacp have heard her name. she and her husband are stalwart civil rights activists that worked tirelessly to integrate rural georgia. they continue to be advocates of economic justice for peop
FOX
Sep 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
cattle were getting into the food supply and the usda said the company improved over sight. >>> rescuers saved six people in three separate incidents off the coast in one day. the first call came in at noon when a sail boat was taking on water and then a sail boat was sinking. they sent a boat to pull two people to safety. and in a third rescue they found a small plane thanks to the plane's tracking device. video from the coast guard. you can see the rescuer tethered to the rope, hoisting up a father and his son. their plane went down after the engine quit. >>> judge reinvited child visitation rights for former alameda county supervisor nadia lockyer. nadia lockyer pleaded not guilty to drug and child endangerment charges after police found methamphetamine at her home. the decision today allows her visitation if her husband agrees nadia lockyer is the wife of california treasurer bill lockyer. >>> california must make changes in education to address a shortage of teachers. the task force says california has focused too much on test scores and recommends teachers earn an additional creden
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
smoothie tray. >> too healthy almost. >> so the usda says that the new men use are working in some schools and that the rules they are long overdue. >> i do like that song. >> i do. i really do. >> lynette was singing it during the break, so we'll see if we can hype up the band one more time. >>> is there anything a robot cannot do. >>> and first class coach, no matter who you are, flying can sometimes be a headache, eventual on air force one, what kept the president from landing, back in a bit. excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool. introducing, the square sunnyd bottle. >>> we'll make the music up. you're supposed to hear music. they're busting the moves. they were the dancing robots at the 13th western china 3o> it's pretty cool but what's the point. >>> time now to see a picture that lauren put on facebook, and you made captions for it. >> today's caption was sent in by michelle. her cat founa spot to haj out in the kitch
ABC
Sep 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
is the first and the only chicken company to have usda process verified programs for fresh, all natural chicken. [ jim ] this is an all-vegetarian diet. no animal byproducts, no animal fat. our chickens are not fed steroids or hormones. it's not gonna happen. [ jim ] we raise our chickens cage-free, and we set our goals higher than anyone. we're trying to make a better chicken. [ jim ] my dad did, my grandfather did, and it's what we do today. >>> all right, everybody, it's time for another edition of "the best of rtm," where we tell you about bonus videos you can find on our website. you have a great one. >> i do.agin.a 'sot t "twilight" audition tapes that we didn't see, because before our cast was cast, some others have "ace ventura." >> i'm a vampire. >> i have one that is remarkable. nick patera is back, this time he's doing a one-man show of "le "les mes," doing every voice park. it's incredible. he sings "bring him home." ♪ it's incredible. you want to see both videos. head to our website, rightthisminute.com and click on? >> best of rtm! >> we have another incredible rescue video from
ABC
Sep 3, 2012 4:30pm EDT
-vegetarian diet including corn, soybeans, and marigolds. we actually ask the usda to come check us. we have never fed steroids or hormones and never will. no blood meal, no meat and bone meal. yuck. no animal by-products. it means when you put my chicken on the table, you know where it came from. >>> ladies, take your dramamine, because i'm about to take you on an aerial tour of northern california in oregon with, apparently, a guy doing a little bit of flight training. look at this. over the coast and through these narrow canyons, really low-level, intricate flying. >> oh. >> this guy, i mean, it's -- this is "top gun" stuff! >> whoa! >> can't you just hear -- din, din, din, right? >> i think you're thinking of "danger zone" by kenny loggins. >> definitely! that's the only soundtrack to play when you're watching something like this. >> he's going crazy hard, going quickly one way and then quickly the other way. >> i feel like i should be tilting my head, like i'm in a plane, like the cat watching the video the tv. >> yeah, because if you tilt your head, though it kind of helps you feel not as di
ABC
Sep 7, 2012 4:30pm EDT
. perdue is the first and the only chicken company to have usda process verified programs for fresh, all natural chicken. [ jim ] this is an all-vegetarian diet. no animal byproducts, no animal fat. our chickens are not fed steroids or hormones. it's not gonna happen. [ jim ] we raise our chickens cage-free, and we set our goals higher than anyone. we're trying to make a better chicken. [ jim ] my dad did, my grandfather did, and it's what we do today. they don't know what it is, but they know they want to check it out. >> all right, everybody, time for our number one video of the day. if you ever think you're stuck in something, think of this next guy. >> this video is from russia, it's circulating on the internet, and this guy who is a construction worker is dug down deep into this mud. this is russia, so they think well, how are we going to save this guy. at first, they think this guy can just hold on, that doesn't work, so what they try to do next is dig out a dhoung his right and give it a go again. he has a death grip and it last about a sec. >> this is obviously not your typical m
FOX
Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
are. >> reporter: the usda launched a program called the school day just got healthier, changing menus based upon an act of congress. >> these changes in the menu mean that they will be more of something and less of others. >> we'll see more fresh fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, looking at reduction in fats and sugars. >> reporter: the kids are testing five new menu items if you like if you circle the smiley face. if not, you make this face. [ laughter ] >> there was broccoli salad. >> this is good. >> reporter: broccoli and pizza. >> it's spicey. like the black bone pizza. -- black bean pizza. >> not a big fan of raisins. >> reporter: there was a lot they did like. >> and have to buy in. the nutrition that goes in the trash can is not nutrition. >> reporter: diana mason is glad she can vegetables. >> and they can get more muscles and everything. >> and are you trying to get stronger? >> when i get older, i can get a good job and so i'm not like a couch potato. >> to talk to kids and hear and interact with their point of view and they direct and telling you how they feel. som
FOX Business
Sep 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
booming. last year sales topped $31 billion but when you spend more for a container with a usda sticker on it are you sure that you just made a healthier choice? a new stanford university study shows just because something says it is organic doesn't mean it is any better for you though it will definitely cost you more. is the whole organic food industry just a sham? joining me executive director and ceo of the organic trade association. who i have no doubt does not think organic food is a sham. let me ask you about this study though, very seriously. they spent four decades researching this comparing organic and conventional foods. don't know why it took that long. this is stanford university. they said there is no additional nutritional value to organic foods. how do you react to that? >> i react by saying first of all this was a review of research. they didn't actually do the research and, it's not really at all shocking to us because that is not what the primary reason for people buying organic is in regards to nutritional difference. organic is not, it is not one of its defining qual
ABC
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
we are experiencing a shortage. >> normally they would have one million pounds of usda food on the shelf. now, they are down to half of that. it's the same story of the food bank in contra costa and solano. it's not clear the food is being diverted or not just available due to the drought of the midwest. the usda has yet to give us those answers but the reality of shortages come just as demand for food in the countries remains extremely high. >> more families find themselves turning to the food bank these days and we are lifeline to them. so the need in alameda county, we are serving one in six alameda county residents. majority of which are children. >> to try to offset the shortage they are appealing to the public asking for them to organize their own food drives and make monetary donation. >> we can turn every dollar that is donated into four dollars of food that we can distributed or come down here and volunteer and lend your voice, call your legislator. >> it's not clear when the government shipments will resume. if the public wants more information how they can help th
CBS
Aug 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
meet company has been under investigation for weeks. earlier this month the usda closed the plant for one week after undercover video showed cows being mistreated. employees were seen shocking, strangling, and shooting livestock. the usda is continuing their investigation. yosemite national park administrators are now saying that as many as 10,000 people may have been exposed to this virus. so far two men have died from the disease that is spread by mice. for other people have been infected and authorities believe that the guest were exposed between june and august in the tent cabins in curry village. those cabins are now closed. >> anytime now doctors hope to wait and injured san jose firefighter from a medically induced coma. the 15 year veteran frank ryan had a heart attack after battling a three alarm fire at st. patrick's cathedral yesterday. he had no pulse and stopped breathing but his fellow firefighters were able to resuscitate him. they have been at his side ever since. >> we have 30 firefighters in hospital at all times. you know, waiting for updates, supporting each ot
FOX
Sep 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
the usda. children dealt with hunger in 2011. that translates to one in every five kids. we talked today with the manager for a program called no kid hungry, which works to give families a hand up. >> this program teaches families how to shop for and prepare healthy meals on a budget. so this actually enables them to supplement the federal nutrition programs that are helping them. >> more than half of families who struggle with hunger report they have gotten help from a federal food and nutrition program. >>> a new healthy school menu is being put to the test in a local district. first, the plan needs a thumb ease up from the kids themselves. fox 5's beth parker shows us. >> with a crunch comes the biggest change in school nutrition in years. >> what do you think? >> it's good. >> good enough to make it past these tiny taste testers at yorkshire elementary school. they were joined by a big cheese. the deputy under secretary of agriculture for food, nutrition, and consumer services. >> every food fits in a diet. it is just how often you eat it and how big your portion sizes are. >>
CNN
Sep 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
fresh food. they live in areas designateded by the usda is food deserts which is an area of poverty rate of 20% with no grocery store nearby. i'm standing in one of of the food deserts and it is one of the people here to try to find fresh produce or fruits or vegetables. but while investigating behind this church we found a truck like this one, if fulton fresh fruit market. they give away produce for free and something else here. this minia chester manages the program. it is called the fulton county program. >> i explain it like this, if you were trying the go to the grocery store with two children, how many bags can you carry because you have to hold the children's hands? >> sos a as a result, you don'y it this is. >> it is easier to go buy fast food. >> just having the truck is not enough for people who are not used to eating fresh vegetables so twice a week, she gives cooking lessons to area residents before handing out the bags of produce. >> now that has browned, we are going to add the zucchini and squash. patricia barnham loves that truck. >> you don't have grocery stores around
FOX Business
Aug 31, 2012 8:00pm EDT
? coming to you are going to go and cut the epa's 40%. tell me you will go and got the usda. tell me you will end these endless subsidies to big corporations. we keep talking about small business, but we are not telling them what we're going to do for small business other than cutting taxes. i am one of these guys that says you can cut my taxes, but until i have a profit, it doesn't affect me. neil: people in general, and we talked about this, they need to be engaged and excited about something. what would it take to excite you to get you engaged? >> i know they are going to have a tax cut and a foreseeable future. i can hire people and grow my business and have plans for the future. neil: okay, patty, it's not that simple for you. what you want? >> i would actually love to know just what are the rules were to be? what are the rules so that i can plan and i can then hire and move forward based on those. but nobody knows what is going to happen. until then, we are all just sitting back and waiting. somebody tell me what i can do. right now, small business owners are waiting to see what ha
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